One of the latest new releases for the Song of Ice and Fire miniatures game is the Stark Heroes 2 set, which contains some interesting miniatures. I knew right away that I was going to have a lot of fun basing the Shaggy Dog figure.
It all started out with my usual bark and branch method of basing. Here’s a peek at how that works: https://youtu.be/INPfPLCTZcE
However, between the dog itself and the pose, I thought that I could use some of the nifty body parts from Secret Weapon Miniatures! The sprues have heads, torsos, arms, legs and even feet! I chose the bit that has one arm still attached to the torso.
Keep in mind, I was positioning this to take advantage of the movement tray. I would place the rest of the body parts on the corner of the tray.
The rest of the tray had the “branch” bit, which will give me the opportunity to create some icicles, which you can see on the end of the previous wolf painting tutorial: https://youtu.be/dB4qtag5r9g
You can see the rest of the body parts placed in strategic areas on the base and the movement tray. I will be doing some really fun blood effects with the snow, where the blood will be seeping into the snow. I think I also did that effect at the end of this live session: https://youtu.be/3dpSONjJGQw
All of the pieces of bark were placed and angled so that the wolf would appear as if he were up on a rise. The leafy material that you see is actually loose leaf tea that I had collected for my terrain pieces. When it is crushed up, it makes some very nice ground cover texture.
I also did the rest of the characters in the box with a similar method. These will be painting tutorials for the YouTube Channel and the Patreon Page! ShaggyDog will be an exercise in painting black, just the opposite of Ghost. The rest of the characters will be painted during live sessions and other one off tutorials
Basing is such a vital part of everything that I do, it even has its own pledge level on the patreon page! You can check that out here: www.patreon.com/JamesWappel